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Indigenous land protectoes, demonstrators and allies rallied outside the BC Legislature building Monday afternoon on the eve of the throne speech, scheduled for Tuesday morning. The group filled the government building’s fountains with red dye as a representation of “blood on the colonial governmnet’s hands.” (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

VIDEO: Wet’suwet’en supporters lead a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Feb. 11

Indigenous land protectoes, demonstrators and allies rallied outside the BC Legislature building Monday afternoon on the eve of the throne speech, scheduled for Tuesday morning. The group filled the government building’s fountains with red dye as a representation of “blood on the colonial governmnet’s hands.” (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Sidney may revive trolley project first associated with the Sidney Crossing (formerly Gateway) commercial development proposed for the southeast corner of Beacon Avenue on the westside side of Highway 17. (Omicron Developments rendering)
Sidney may revive trolley project first associated with the Sidney Crossing (formerly Gateway) commercial development proposed for the southeast corner of Beacon Avenue on the westside side of Highway 17. (Omicron Developments rendering)
Demonstrators gathered at the BC Legislature in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. (Nicole Crescenzie/News Staff)
Demonstrators gathered at the BC Legislature in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. (Nicole Crescenzie/News Staff)
Two Canadians quarantined on cruise ship test positive for Wuhan coronavirus (The Associated Press file photos).
Two Canadians quarantined on cruise ship test positive for Wuhan coronavirus (The Associated Press file photos).
One Victoria police officer was injured chasing reports of the robbery (Black Press Media file photo).
One Victoria police officer was injured chasing reports of the robbery (Black Press Media file photo).
AJ Jensen, Cory Mills and Eric Blackmore have been missing since Friday night. Two bodies have since been recovered. (Ashley Payne/Facebook)
AJ Jensen, Cory Mills and Eric Blackmore have been missing since Friday night. Two bodies have since been recovered. (Ashley Payne/Facebook)
Saanich council recently adopted a 131-step climate action plan expected to cost $2.5-million in the first year of implementation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich council recently adopted a 131-step climate action plan expected to cost $2.5-million in the first year of implementation. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kelly Ellard and her father Lawrence leave the Vancouver courthouse. A British Columbia woman who killed 14-year-old Reena Virk near a Victoria-area bridge two decades ago is asking a parole board to release her from prison. Kelly Ellard, who was 15 at the time of the death, is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder and will appear before a board today to request her release on day parole. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Kelly Ellard and her father Lawrence leave the Vancouver courthouse. A British Columbia woman who killed 14-year-old Reena Virk near a Victoria-area bridge two decades ago is asking a parole board to release her from prison. Kelly Ellard, who was 15 at the time of the death, is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder and will appear before a board today to request her release on day parole. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Board members of the Greater Victoria School District have voted to change the name of George Jay Elementary. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

VIDEO: George Jay Elementary renaming leads a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Jan. 29

Board members of the Greater Victoria School District have voted to change the name of George Jay Elementary. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
VIDEO: A decline in B.C. men’s life expectancy leads a selection of today’s news stories

VIDEO: A decline in B.C. men’s life expectancy leads a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Jan. 28

VIDEO: A decline in B.C. men’s life expectancy leads a selection of today’s news stories
Leila Bui with her parents Tuan (left) and Kierry Bui. The family says they are relieved the trial process has come to close Monday morning with Tenessa Nikirk found guilty of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Leila Bui with her parents Tuan (left) and Kierry Bui. The family says they are relieved the trial process has come to close Monday morning with Tenessa Nikirk found guilty of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
VIDEO: Over capacity hospitals lead a selection of today’s news stories

VIDEO: Over capacity hospitals lead a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Jan. 24

VIDEO: Over capacity hospitals lead a selection of today’s news stories
Visitors look over the statue of a woolly mammoth in the Royal BC Museum. (Don Denton/News staff)

VIDEO: The plastic bag debate leads a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Jan. 23

Visitors look over the statue of a woolly mammoth in the Royal BC Museum. (Don Denton/News staff)
Indigenous youth speak to protesters outside of Serious Coffee Wednesday morning. Some spent upwards of 10 hours occupying the office of the Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources on Tuesday in protest of the provincial governments plans to run the Coastal Gaslink through Wet’suwet’en territory. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Indigenous youth speak to protesters outside of Serious Coffee Wednesday morning. Some spent upwards of 10 hours occupying the office of the Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources on Tuesday in protest of the provincial governments plans to run the Coastal Gaslink through Wet’suwet’en territory. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Access to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal is being blocked by protesters in support of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. (Courtesy of Kolin Sutherland-Wilson)
Access to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal is being blocked by protesters in support of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. (Courtesy of Kolin Sutherland-Wilson)
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief Na’Moks updates media on Coastal GasLink’s eviction during a press conference Jan. 7. (Thom Barker photo)

B.C. Green Party interim leader to visit Wet’suwet’en camps

MLA Adam Olsen stands behind First Nations

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief Na’Moks updates media on Coastal GasLink’s eviction during a press conference Jan. 7. (Thom Barker photo)
Zora Hlevnjak no longer faces eviction after an unidentified source has covered her outstanding rent. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

VIDEO: The Victoria byelection leads a selection of today’s news stories

A selection of Greater Victoria top stories for Jan. 17

Zora Hlevnjak no longer faces eviction after an unidentified source has covered her outstanding rent. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
After the first announcement Keating would get seismic upgrades in January 2018, B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming read B.J. Novak’s children’s book ‘The Book With No Pictures’ to students. (Black Press Media file photo)

Keating Elementery earthquake upgrades complete

Seismic upgrades help better protect students in the event of an earthquake.

After the first announcement Keating would get seismic upgrades in January 2018, B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming read B.J. Novak’s children’s book ‘The Book With No Pictures’ to students. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria School District’s electrical crew helped to clear snow at Mount Douglas Secondary School on Wednesday after up to 30 centimetres fell across the region. Greater Victoria schools were closed Wednesday but most were back in session Thursday morning. (Twitter/Mount Doug Secondary)
The Greater Victoria School District’s electrical crew helped to clear snow at Mount Douglas Secondary School on Wednesday after up to 30 centimetres fell across the region. Greater Victoria schools were closed Wednesday but most were back in session Thursday morning. (Twitter/Mount Doug Secondary)
BC Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver announced he is stepping away from the Green Party to sit as an independent. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver announced he is stepping away from the Green Party to sit as an independent. (Black Press Media file photo)